The Physio Detective Consult Series

Karen's Consult

Core Subject Contained In This Consult: Stress Urinary Incontinence and Impact Loading Exercises

With Antony Lo

The Physio Detective Consult Series

Karen's Consult

About this Consult:

Karen is experiencing stress urinary incontinence with soccer and running 9 months after her second birth vaginal birth.

She had a cervical tear with her first birth and significant episiotomy with vacuum with the second.

Karen goes through her history with long distance running and doing CrossFit throughout her pregnancy and resuming walk/jogs at 3 weeks post partum.

She didn’t have leaking at first after birth.

Karen noticed it coming on as she increased her speed in running, was pushing a stroller, and with kicking and change-of-pace movements in soccer.

She experienced a couple of episodes of heaviness and pelvic floor spasm.

She thinks she has a weak pelvic floor, lack of flexibility in the legs and is poorly aligned. Karen is concerned that these things could be contributing to her symptoms.

Karen is a health professional who owns two clinics and returned to work at 6 months post partum.

She wants to return to CrossFit but isn’t sure if this is a good idea with her symptoms and diastasis. She has been trying to manage her symptoms on her own so far.

Karen is worried about long-term implications of her symptoms and wonders if she has a prolapse, levator ani defect and might need a pessary?

How do birth trauma and stress affect Karen’s symptoms?

How did her beliefs and movement patterns come into play?

What can happen in one session that will alter Karen’s symptoms?

Will she be able to return to CrossFit? Will she still have symptoms?

How will Karen be fairing at 3 months, 1 year and 2 years later?  

Find out by purchasing Karen’s consult.

Who Is This Consult For? 

Health and fitness professionals who have female clients, will benefit from watching this unique consultation. Whether you’re a personal trainer/coach, a physical therapist/physiotherapist, a nutritionist or anything in-between, the concepts explored in this enlightening consult can help you deliver better customised care to your clients. 

What Will I Learn By Watching This Consult?

By watching the consult, you’ll see the kind of questions to ask your clients. You’ll see modelled how to go through the assessment process and how to partner with your clients instead of telling them what to do. 

Most importantly, you’ll learn how to apply these principles in your own practice. It’s an awesome way to get a different learning experience, rather than just knowledge – like someone speaking over powerpoint slides. It’s like you’re there with Antony, watching him work with someone just like your clients and being able to reflect and ask questions about the consult. 

Each consultation is as unique as the clients themselves. No two people are the same, so no two consults are ever the same. And no consult is ever perfect – you’ll be learning from observing mistakes as well.

Topics covered in this consult include:

  • Stress Urinary Incontinence
  • Impact Loading exercises
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Pregnancy/Postpartum up to 12 months
  • Lifting / CrossFit / HIIT

Concepts also covered in this consult:

  • Do something different
  • Test retest (squat, push test)
  • Experience before knowledge
  • Change in tension, posture/position, and strategy
  • External pelvic floor assessment 
  • Tension to task

What is included in this consult:

  • Recording of a live consult including captions, transcript and audio for your convenience
  • Update videos including captions, transcript and audio for your convenience
  • Reflection questions designed to help you to analyse and absorb the material on a deeper level
  • Recorded webinar of “most common questions asked about the consult”

This consult is part of The Physio Detective Consult Series

The Physio Detective Consult series aims to give health and professionals access to real consultations so that they can see what happens from start to finish. These consultations portray real-life clients – real people, real problems, real solutions.

You’ll watch as the client presents their unique challenges and see how Antony collaborates with them to overcome these struggles.

This one-of-a-kind learning model will transform the way you work with your clients.

Consults can cover a range of topics such pelvic organ prolapse, stress urinary incontinence, pregnancy & postpartum up to 12 months, pain, lifting & CrossFit, running & impact loading exercises.

Your Instructor

Antony Lo

Australian Physiotherapy Association Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. Master in Manual Therapy (UWA) B.App.Sc (Physio)(USyd)
Antony is an experienced physiotherapist from Australia that works at the junction of Musculoskeletal, Sports and Pelvic Health treatment, rehabilitation, and performance enhancement. He has been practicing since 1997 and successfully built 2 private practices in Sydney before founding My PT Education in 2008. Antony completed his post-graduate Master in Manual Therapy (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy) from the University of Western Australia and commenced his Specialisation training in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. He is a passionate educator whilst still being an active therapist. Antony co-hosts the Women's Health Podcast and is founder of #TheDiastasisProject. He has experience participating and coaching a range of sports and has been a consultant for a number of different types of elite sports athletes of all ages. Antony's passion is working in a way that combines his experience in coaching, education and being a Physiotherapist, combining the knowledge from the fields of Physiotherapy, Strength and Conditioning, and Women's Health Research to provide a practical, realistic holistic model of care balancing the biopsychosocial model of healthcare with the best of historical assessment and management approaches. He goes by @physiodetective and his catchphrase is "DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT". Antony has a wife and 3 beautiful children in the best city in the world - Sydney, Australia! Find out more about Antony by clicking "Explore - Our Teaching Staff"
Lifting, CrossFit, & HIIT

The Physio Detective Consult Series

Karen's Consult


Includes Consult, Updates & A Recorded Webinar of Most Common Questions